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with kristen dahlgen at a mall in california. kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. those door buster deals may be gone but the shoppers aren't. you can see them up here wrapping up a retail at the national retail federation is calling as impressive as we've seen. from the moment doors opened thursday before the thanksgiving dishing were even done until they close tonight almost a quarter billion shoppers will have been online or in stores. >> put my sneakers on and go for it. >> reporter: shopping started earlier than ever. in spite of the employee protests, the early opening paid off. more than 35 million shopped on thanksgiving. six million more than last year. black friday was big too. 89 million brave the crowds in search of those hard to beat bargains up from 86 million last year. >> the biggest wish list is -- >> reporter: americans spent more too. the average shopper spent $423 this weekend up from 398 last year for a total of $59.1 billion. it's not just the store seeing the boom. for the first time online spending topped $1 billion on black friday well before so called cyber monda
with trucks from california to come to new york to get the lights back on. in new jersey, governor christie is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggering. across such a wide area, a cold, dark night, food going bad, people can't buy gas, kids can't go to school, they can't go to work and many homes are ripped open. many businesses are still without power across 15 states, millions of people, from maine to michigan, all the way down to north carolina. let's not forget. cities and towns battered in between, in some places it could be weeks before the lights come back on. in northeast ohio, tens of thousands in and around cleveland could be without heat during the weekend. temperatures in the mid-30s at night. in connecticut, power crews are making their way through a tangled maze, in town after town, they are trying to fix ocean city's hard-hit beach front, and digging out in west virgini
was spotted pumping his own gas in california today. looking unlike the man we saw on the campaign trail. he later showed up at disneyland. earlier in the week, he took his wife ann to the twilight movie, later to sammy's pizza. a local place. on the up side he has his life and family life back, after most of six years spent pursuing the presidency. >>> those looking to rent a car at the last minute as part of thanksgiving travels could be out of luck in parts of the country hit by sandy. the storm destroyed a lot of rental cars. to say nothing of family cars, buses, police cars, fire trucks. the rental companies say the shortage is in the thousands. >>> just about every obituary you will read about former senator warren rudman will contain the word feisty. that's for good reason. he preferred the label crotchety new englander. he died today, the new hampshire republican was best known for graham rudman, the act that was meant to force the feds to balance the budget. he was a korean war veteran, a bronze star recipient who years later said, once you've seen combat not much else in life will
, a deadly mix of brush and smoke caused a pileup on i-4 in florida, killing four. in california, in 2007, dense fog caused this 100-car pileup near fresno that killed two. and this is the time of year when fog can move in quickly. >> you get the longer, cooler nights basically allowing the temperature to cool all the way where the moisture can condense and create the thick fog. >> reporter: fog is famous for distorting a driver's speed and perception. if you hit it, experts advise to slow way down, don't forget to use your fog lights, not your high beams try to pull way over until the fog clears fatalities continue to decline year around. thanksgiving, 2006, to a projected 451 deaths this year, a huge drop. this is a time of year for families with 39 million of us driving over these four days. and sunday will be the most busy day when so many people start to head back home. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> this night after thanksgiving is just another night of cold, dark, and curfews for so many people along the coast recovering from the monster storm named sandy. life is still st
in chicago that doesn't work, a $6.2 million program to read license plates in california, and $6,000 for sno-cone machines in michigan. they said that could make ice in case of emergency. do you blame communities for abusing the system? >> we have created a culture in our country that says you don't have to stand on your own, the federal government will come in, and the federal government's all of us. i don't blame communities. i blame members of congress. >> reporter: craig fugate is the head of fema which distributes the grants. he says the vast majority of grants are helping to make america safer but acknowledges there have been some hard to explain decisions. >> what was happening though we were trying to build preparedness saying each jurisdiction determine what you need to do to get better prepared but we weren't based that upon what are the threats nationally. >> reporter: back in keene, new hampshire, councilman terry clark tried to block the bearcat. >> i thought it was unconscionable and couldn't be part of it. >> reporter: but clark lost the battle. the bearcat arrived in keene ju
california. it could last for days and many at a time. on this night of the year, especially, new york city continues to be a tale of two cities. just outside our studios, out back here tonight, thousands are packed into the plaza for the lighting of the rockefeller center christmas tree, always a glittering occasion, this time of year. but if you get in the car and drive to the shoreline to the beach communities of the rockaways, it is an entirely different story, a cold, dark night under curfew, since the big storm. nbc's katy tur is just one block where fire and water combined destroyed 111 homes. >> reporter: good evening, brian, people around here are talking about two things today. one of them is all the debris and dust like this, what it is doing to the air quality. that with the mold, the sewage, and is it safe to breathe? that is why you're seeing so many people around here wearing masks. in fact, doctors have seen more breathing problems since sandy hit. the others are the local businesses, we're on one street with the local businesses. the owners say nearly 1150 businesses in the
of marijuana, seemingly unavoidable. and in another notable ballot measure, in california, voters agreed to pay more in sales tax and more in income tax for high earners, to help close what governor jerry brown calls a $34 billion state budget cap. >> and on a beautiful evening in denver, mike taibbe, thank you. >>> chuck todd, for those of us who love the game and love politics, there are so many race -- results from last night. i thought i would let you free associate, especially the names people might know, who won and lost in some of the big and small races. >> reporter: well, you know there was a house and senate, a married couple, connie mack the fourth, from florida, the son of a former senator, mary bono mack, the widow of sonnybono, he lost to bill nelson, and mary bono lost a very close race, mostly thanks to re-districting. so they go from being one of washington's power couples, to now looking for work. but ben chandler, a long-time democratic member of congress. in fact, if you look at all of these, if you were an older white male house democrat, and you were running in a reddish d
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